Aibel AS awarded contract by StatoilHydro for mechanical works at Kårstø

Stavanger, 1 September 2009

StatoilHydro has on behalf of Gassco awarded the fabrication and installation contract for Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) Metering Upgrade & Double Inlet Crossover System (DIXO) project at Kårstø, Norway, to Aibel AS. The scope includes project management, fabrication and installation work.

The work starts immediately with a familiarisation period at StatoilHydro’s engineering offices in London, UK. The installation period at Kårstø will commence in January next year and continue to March 2012. The manning level for Aibel is almost 300 as peak and an average manning of about 100 people. Most of the work will be carried out locally in the Haugesund region and at Kårstø.

President and CEO of Aibel AS, Jan Skogseth, comments: “This contract is very important to Aibel. It is in line with our strategic goals to strengthen our position at onshore plants, as well as maintaining our position as a significant employer in the region. The NGL Metering Upgrade & DIXO project is an interesting project where the goal is to improve and upgrade important components of the Kårstø plant. Throughout the project there will be, as always, maximum focus on health and safety.”

Aibel has since 1996 had the maintenance and modification contract at Kårstø. In addition we have through the years been awarded and carried out several separate modification contracts at the facility. Currently, in addition to the ongoing maintenance and modification contract, Aibel has the Kårstø Expansion Project KEP) 2010 Electrical & Instrument contract, both for StatoilHydro, technical operator at Kårstø for Gassco. Aibel also holds the maintenance and modification contracts at onshore plants Kollsnes and at Melkøya in Hammerfest.

For more information, please contact:

Bente Thornton
SVP Communications
Aibel AS
Tel: +47 85 26 97 22
Mob: +47 915 23 803


Aibel AS ( is one of the largest Norwegian services companies that engineers, builds, maintains and modifies oil and gas production facilities. With our long experience, skills and expertise, we help our clients to achieve increased oil and gas production.

With our 4000 employees, we work at new and existing fields and production facilities, offshore and land-based, on fixed and floating installations. We are located close to our customers and operate from the most important oil and gas centers in Norway. Aibel is committed to creating value for its clients and being a progressive and interesting workplace for all its employees.

Published 2009-09-01, 09:10 CET Updated 2014-01-22, 03:33 CET

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